Serial entrepreneur Concetta Mantinan breaks down a few important business strategies. Candace Sjogren Published 1:00 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 3 Tips You Can Use to Start, Fund and Run a Nonprofit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Knife Skills, an Oscar-nominated documentary, describes the opening of a unique restaurant. Edwins, a fine French dining establishment, launched in 2017 with a twist -- the restaurant doubles as a culinary arts school that only employs ex-felons. This film illustrates how so few organizations focus on teaching true marketable skills to our "fallen citizens." And just as I was inspired by this film, I met Concetta Mantinan. Mantinan's story began with learning disabilities. When she was 17, … [Read more...] about 3 Tips You Can Use to Start, Fund and Run a Nonprofit
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Connor Ganley, a rising senior at UMBC, will spend one morning a week this summer meeting with some of the most successful global companies in Maryland. The 21-year-old student sees the chance to learn about international business as key to his future in chemical engineering.Ganley is among 25 students in the inaugural class of a program for Maryland college students being launched by the World Trade Center Institute, a nonprofit international business network at the Baltimore World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor. Over 11 weeks, organizers hope to connect students with the state’s international business community through site visits at companies that do business globally, such as McCormick & Co. and Ciena.Students hope to learn about career opportunities in international business, while businesses are looking to groom and retain local talent. Other Maryland hosts include nonprofit Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, advertising agency Planit, BD Diagnostics, … [Read more...] about Program aims to connect Maryland’s college students and international businesses
The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back. Dan Bova Published 1:10 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Squarespace Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Squarespace His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it would appear that Casalena is more than able to pay that loan back. The company he started with the $30,000 is Squarespace, the website-building resource that now has over 600 employees and its logo emblazoned on the jerseys of the New York Knicks. Also, according to Bloomberg, a valuation of $1.7 billion. Not too shabby. Casalena hasn’t forgotten how that … [Read more...] about His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It’s Valued at $1.7 Billion.
The challenges facing the aspiring entrepreneurs are not new but the tools they have available certainly are. Parth Misra Published 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Photo: Tom Werner | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Tom Werner | Getty Images 4 Ways Modern Entrepreneurs Break Through Old Barriers to Start New Businesses 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Starting a business has always been considered one of the more difficult career choices. However, the acute interest with which millennials are pursuing it has changed this perspective. Indeed, entrepreneurship has a charm that is hard to resist. Why shouldn’t it be? The promise of going after what one truly wants, personal and financial freedom and make meaningful contributions to humanity is something that we all deeply cherish. However, … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Modern Entrepreneurs Break Through Old Barriers to Start New Businesses
Gallery: Case workers, volunteers work to start clearing tent city Keim Shirley has been homeless for about three years. He's bounced around Chattanooga, but he finally found some stability six months ago on a plot of land behind a fenced-in wellness center on East 11th Street, where dozens of other homeless men and women have pitched their own tents in small groups. He shares a tent with his partner, Tracy Carello, and their service dog, Bud. Over the last week they've been talking with case workers, volunteers and city employees who informed them the land they've been sleeping on is hazardous to human health after being used as a waste dump for decades. Staff in Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office said they learned the site was dangerous after discovering a deed restriction that showed the plot's history. Of particular concern are the remaining contaminants from a gasification plant that polluted the area with coal tar and foundry sand. An emergency shelter across the street at … [Read more...] about Case workers, volunteers work to start clearing tent city [photos]